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by Jeannie
(jpattee477@hotmail.com)

My late father was in the army reserves. He retired as a Lt. Col. in the seventies. When he died in 1984, my mother was well taken care of with a generous monthly stipend.


Because of this, she earns too much to have any nursing aids to help her. So, I take care of her. Thankfully, she is a pleasant person most of the time and doesn't need injections of any sort. She is quite healthy for being 89 years old.

I am often frustrated with her, however. She got a pair of hearing aids that cost $2,000 each. Isn't that ridiculous? Even though she has Medicare A & B and Insurance, she had to pay out of pocket. Really? As though hearing impairment isn't age related.

Anyhow, over the last year, she's complained that her left hearing aid keeps falling out, even though the tech re-molded a wax impression of her ear a second time to get the fitting right.

Well, she says that she lost it. Really? Then, the right hearing aid obviously needs to be cleaned because a newly installed battery doesn't make the aid work. So, now she can't hear me when I talk. So I'll yell. She senses the tension and is yelling back.

Secondly, she would benefit from a walker or a wheelchair to get her safely and comfortably from point a to b. But she refuses. She's so vain! I'm sorry for being so mean. But it's been almost ten years and it's like talking to a wall.

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i hear ya
by: dawn infinity

My mom is the same way , she has a beautiful colored butterfly cane. i got her , &a very nice walker that's collecting dust in the back room plus a very nice potty chair she could be using so she wouldn't have to walk down the hallway to get to the bathroom ,but she refuses to use any of them oh &she getting hard of hearing but she will tell me she isn't , sometimes i have to repeat myself , items for the elderly can be very expensive , which i think it shouldn't be but it is , i know what u mean i guess its just pride ,i know i have pride too in certain things sometimes i think i can do this myself if I'm doing something i don't won't noones help whatever it may be i know where ur coming from hang in there remember we are not seraphim angels yet until god takes us

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